Another classic from console generations past will once again get a breath of life in the new hardware. Gameloft
is now hard at work in bringing Earthworm Jim
out of the ground and back in the surface, freshened up big time with an HD overhaul. We've got more details about our favorite worm's comeback, so stick around for the goods.
The remake, still named Earthworm Jim
, will be based on the 1994 classic on the Sega
Genesis, and it will come with several difficulty levels and much smoother animations. The remake will not be handled by its original development team, but the music will still be the original by Tommy Tallarico. The "Big Bruty" level from the Sega CD and PC releases will also be included in the remake.
Gameloft is also considering a PSP Minis release, but the current plan is only to release Earthworm Jim
into Xbox Live Arcade
, then the PSN and WiiWare versions will follow a month later. Yes, Xbox 360 gets timed exclusivity. It's also likely that the App Store
will get its own version as well. Worry not, Gameloft is making sure that each version is optimized for each platform, so no one will get the short end of the stick here.
Further details are still scarce, but you bet we'll let you know once we've got word.